Tutorial: Faux shrug t-shirt surgery10:59 pm
I got this large Blink 182 t-shirt on eBay when I realised I did not own one Blink shirt. I felt really bad! Anyway awesomely enough this shirt has a print on the front and on the back so in my eyes that = two shirts! Hurray!
As you can see I made it into a scoop-neck tank type deal with a shrug-looking section over the top from contrast fabric! It's all joined together and you can pull it on like a normal shirt. The back is just plain.
[Scroll down to the bottom of this post to see something else I made last year with the same version of this Blink 182 shirt! Warning: Contains cute!]
Are you ready for the tutorial?
What you'll need is:
T-shirt you want to operate on
Pattern pieces from your favourite shirt! [tutorial how to do that here]
Get your shirt!
I cut the entire back off the shirt, leaving the sleeves and neckband on the rest of the shirt.
Fold the shirt in half! It might not be exact, but I wanted to make sure the name was perfectly centred so when I folded it half I put the 2 [the last thing on the shirt] underneath the b [the first thing].
As you can see, when I go to put my pattern piece on top, the upper section of the top is wayyy too long for where I want the name to sit [across my chest]
I pinned it on anyway
Make little marks where the top of the shirt comes to on the pattern, making sure to bring it down 1cm for seam allowance! Cut it out.
With some scraps [I used the bottom of the shirt] I pinned the top section of the pattern down and cut it out.
Right-sides together, pin the top of the shirt to the rest of it.
I cut the scoop a bit wider and slightly deeper [still didn't turn out as deep as I wanted it but it's okay!]
Pin the chestipiece to the contrast fabric! I'm using this cute black and white striped fabric.
I didn't want long sleeves so I made them short. Use your sleeve pattern and cutout two sleeves the desired length.
Since my original shirt had print on both sides, I used black knit fabric to cut out the back piece.
Cut a black band about 4-5cm wide and as long as the bottom of your chestpiece
Fold the band in half lengthways and pin it so the fold points to the neck of the chestpiece
Stitch it with your zigzag stitch and topstitch.
Should look like this :)
Cut a band the length of your scoop neck for the front of the shirt and do the same as you just did for the chestpiece. If you cut the band slightly shorter than the required length and stretch it a little as you sew it, it will sit nicely.
Stitch and top-stitch!
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